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[IPp] basal on 4 year old/wearing the pump
Shelley- Luke uses on .1 basal for daytime??? Wow, that is low.
Madison got the Paradigm and hasn't had pump start. She is 4 and only 30 lbs.
I anticipate her being at .0 basal for quite a bit of time. She takes Lantus
- 4.5 units and only about 3-5 units of Novolog per day! She can often miss
a Novolog shot because she eats so little and even that is often mostly
protein - hot dogs and melted cheese! She was on a corny dog kick for a
while. Anyway, Helen on the POP list shared about diluting the Humalog. That
made me feel better -- that there was an option. I've never had a child go
so low to need glucagon -- but that does scare me with her starting pumping.
My doctor and CDE really wanted to go with Paradigm and Mini- Med. I just
didn't want to fight them. She has never prescribed the Animas and didn't
like the pushy (her words) new Animas rep.
I am going to sew some pump belts for Madison. I was a home ec. teacher so
surely I can do this! And maybe make a "pocket" to pin in a dress or her
shorts. She prefers dresses. But really she is so thin and little that
clipping the pump to her panties weighs the panties down! I read a kids book
about diabetes to her tonight. She is very bright. I am taking the idea of
the pump slowly for her. Is there a kids story book about pumping out there??
A pop lister gave me the great idea of having a basket of wrapped treats that
she could unwrap after each insertion for a while. I may try that too.
Take care. Sybil
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